Six years ago, my doctor found a fibroid on my uterus and diagnosed me with endometriosis. It set the tone for a painful, uncomfortable and complicated year. The fibroid continued to grow, giving me intense pelvic pain, abnormally heavy periods and leaving me with little to no energy. My relationships were suffering because I was avoiding activities to stay at home, isolating myself and feeling alone. My home life wasn’t much better, I would avoid my husband and having sex because it was painful.
I tried taking multi-vitamins and losing weight, thinking that small adjustments could ease my symptoms. Nothing seemed to help. My doctor suggested a hysterectomy, which I questioned as it seemed like an extreme procedure, but I wasn’t given any other options and figured it was my only option.
The post-surgery experience and recovery was harder than I thought. After the surgery, I got a urinary tract infection, was constipated constantly, had various muscle pains and gained weight. I felt different mentally and emotionally. I used to be happy, but now I am depressed and I lose my temper quickly.
This is not the outcome I had hoped for, and wish I had explored other options before I rushed into the hysterectomy. If I could go back, I would do it all differently.
- Posted by holx-admin
- On July 1, 2014